Christian März is Associate Professor for Biogeochemistry at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, and the Lead Investigator of the ChAOS project.
A geologist by training and marine geochemist by choice, he has over the last seven years studied the behaviour of nutrients and metals in sediments of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pacific.
Christian’s main focus is on the reconstruction of past environmental conditions from the archive of mud at the seafloor, and on the transformation and recycling processes of chemical elements like iron, manganese, carbon sulphur, phosphorus and silica (to name a few) that are key in biogeochemical processes.
Within ChAOS, Christian will oversee the sampling and inorganic geochemical analysis of seafloor mud and the water within it – which is much more exciting than it sounds.
UK scientists track environmental change on the seafloor of Europe’s Arctic backyard, the Barents Sea
The third and final scientific cruise of the 2018 summer season sails today to the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean. As part of the £16 million, UK flagship research programme the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), it supports UK scientists carrying out vital… Read more10 July 2018
UK scientists to explore Changing Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat
A new £10 Million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today (Friday) with its first cruise to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice loss in the Arctic region. Read more30 June 2017
Climate clues buried in the Arctic seafloor
BBC Radio Leeds presenter Keeley Donovan met with Dr Christian März, Principal Investigator of the ChAOS (Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor) project, and co-investigator Allyson Tessin, to talk about the link between the ocean floor and climate change. A report on the interview is available through the Priestley International Centre for… Read more24 June 2017
Arctic seafloor sediment key to atmospheric carbon recycling
Dr Christian Maerz, lead investigator of the ChAOS project, was interviewed on Paul Hudson’s BBC Weather Show (25 February 2017) to talk about the ChAOS project. See the Priestley Centre report about the interview here. Read more25 February 2017